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A symposium celebrating 30 years of excellence
in research, teaching, and scholarship

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Dean Meredith Woo and Deborah McDowell

African American Studies at UVa
Adom Getachew (Yale), Angela Davis (UVA), Paul Gaston (UVA) and more.

People Out of Place: Race, Space and Social Movements
Craig Barton (UVA), Herbert Timothy Lovelace (UVA), Risa Goluboff (UVA), and more.

Navigating the Mediasphere
Jonathan Walton (Harvard), Nickol Alexander-Floyd (Rutgers), Deva Woodly (New School for Social Research), and more.

Interrogating the Diaspora and the World
Herman Bennett (The Graduate Center - CUNY), Michelle Kisliuk (UVA) , Yarimar Bonilla (UVA), and more.

Keynote Speaker Paul Zeleza
"The Ties that Bind: From African American Studies to Africana Studies"

Respecting Intimacies: The Claims and Kinds of Kinship
Waldo Johnson (Chicago), Parker Shipton (Boston University), Herman Bennett (CUNY), and more.

When Work Disappears
William Fletcher (Labor, Racial Justice, and Solidarity Activist), Mildred Robinson (UVA), Frederick Knight (Colorado State), and more.

Religion, Ritual, and the Sacred
Katherine Clay Bassard (Virginia Commonwealth University),  Bettye Collier-Thomas, Z.S. Strother, and more.

Bio-Politics: Race, Health and the Body
J.T. Roane (Columbia University) Samuel Roberts (Columbia University) and more.

Dedication of the Katherine Foster Site
Ishraga Eltahir (UVA) and Brenda Marie Osbey (Poet Laureate of Louisiana)

Keynote Speaker, Dorothy Roberts
"Race, Gender, and Bio-Politics in the Genomic Age"

Documenting the Civil Rights Movement: New Research Opportunities
Kelly Miller (UVA), Petrina Jackson (UVA), and more.

Carole Boyce Davies
Revisiting the Radical Black Intellectual Tradition in Africana Studies

Texts and Methodologies of Africana Studies
Roquinaldo Ferreira (UVA), Jemima Pierre (Vanderbilt University), Deborah E. McDowell (UVA), and more.

The Future of Africana Studies
Rita Edozie (Michigan State), Berhanu Abegaz (William and Mary), Gregory Thomas (Syracuse University), and more.

April 7 - April 9, 2011

Presented by the
Carter G. Woodson Institute for
African-American & African Studies

at the University of Virginia.

This symposium is free and
open to the public